Campus Stories

For the Record, July 25, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Lifelong learning registration, open houses
Registration is going on now at all three of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Delaware.
Community service and scholarship
The task force that developed UD's community engagement application to the Carnegie Foundation has issued a final report. A new commission will study models, best practices for sustaining the work.
Civil War letters
The University of Delaware Library has digitized all Civil War letters of Edward A. Fulton, which are available globally via the library web.
Flash mob
Surprising then entertaining visitors at the Delaware State Fair, a UD Cooperative Extension 4-H flash mob burst onto the scene July 22 to raise awareness about the Food Smart Families healthy eating program.
Spreading financial literacy
UD students in the master of arts in economic education and entrepreneurship program worked with alumna Mary Suiter and shared their projects, designed to improve economic education in their communities.
Making the transition
University of Delaware Associate in Arts Program graduates headed to the Newark campus this fall got some timely tips on achieving academic success during Transitions Day.
Okrent to address UDLA
Daniel Okrent, respected writer and editor, will be the featured speaker when the University of Delaware Library Associates holds its 2015 annual dinner on Wednesday evening, April 15, 2015, in Arsht Hall.
Water conference
The Delaware Water Resources Center at UD will be one of several regional National Institutes for Water Resources to co-host the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference to be held Sept. 24-25 in West Virginia.
Developing citizens
UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship has trained a group of elementary school teachers to conduct "Mini-Society," a hands-on learning system designed to reinforce student learning of key economic concepts.
Freshman housing
The Office of Residence Life and Housing will be tripling some residence hall rooms and has initiated a special program to assist affected students and their parents.
Wolf digital collection
The University of Delaware Library has opened a new digital collection, "Scrapbooks from the Dale E. and Clarice Wolf Papers," which covers the years 1987 to 1993.
Crab cake judge
Delaware Sea Grant is seeking blue crab fans to help judge final entries in the 25th annual Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off.
TDC decision
UD has terminated its lease agreement with The Data Centers, LLC, putting a halt to TDC's plans to develop a data center on the STAR Campus.
Crab Cake Cook-Off
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the popular Crab Cake Cook-Off at Coast Day, and recipe submissions are now being accepted for the culinary competition.
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Play to learn

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Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, discussed the importance of play in learning.

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UD President Patrick Harker discussed the potential impacts of student-athlete unionization.

Museums struggle to protect art from public defacement

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Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums, briefly discussed the value of keeping security procedures private.

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